As part of ongoing joint investigations targeting drug importations, in the greater Dublin area, an Intelligence Led Operation was conducted by the Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau.
A van was stopped on Monday afternoon, the 17th July in Kilbarrack, Dublin.
During this operation, a number of packages were seized by Customs, which contained approx: 30kgs of MDMA and 20kgs of Ketamine with an estimated value of €3m.
During a follow up search an additional 1kg of Herbal Cannabis (€20,000) was seized at a house in the area.
A 43-year-old male was arrested at the scene, as part of the operation by Gardaí. He was detained at Raheny Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.
Investigations are continuing. No further details will issue.
As well as this, during an operation in Fermoy, a package was seized by Customs which contained approximately 1/2kg of Herbal Cannabis with an estimated value of €10,000 together with other drugs paraphernalia, tablets, and a quantity of cash.
A 33-year-old male was arrested as part of the operation by Gardaí. He was detained at Dungarvan Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.
He has been released pending a file being submitted to the office of the DPP.